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Schur now offers a fully automatic weighing/closing system for packing shisha tobacco into bags. more

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The European Commission has decided not to propose a harmonized approach for excise taxation of e-cigarettes and other novel tobacco products until further information about these products is available. more

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The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld an anonymous complaint saying that advertisements encouraging smokers to switch to e-cigarettes as safer alternatives are against EU law. more

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Since May, tobacco products placed on the market in EU countries have had to comply with the Tobacco Products Directive. Japan Tobacco International says that this is over-regulation and someone needs to be held accountable. more

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The Global Taskforce for Tobacco Free Portfolios has met with resistance from European fund managers. more

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The latest cigarette trafficking reports have shown the tobacco industry has been right all along. more

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A new report says that 53 billion illegal cigarettes were consumed in member states last year. more

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EU countries are preparing to tax e-cigarettes under the same regime as normal cigarettes, in a move likely to increase prices and to prompt a fight by lobbyists in Brussels. more

E-Cigs

Legislation to control tobacco products is becoming more stringent and operating in this sector is increasingly complex with new ever-changing legislative requirements. more

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